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by Lanston Monotype Machine Company
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eye 7,868
favorite 2
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A collection of Matrix Case Arrangements (and some keyboard diagrams) for the Lanston Monotype Composition Caster. This particular collection is from a working binder of such information assembled by a Monotype operator at a firm of typographers. It is presented here in the order found.
Topics: typecasting, composing, monotype, hot metal, matrix case
Catalogs Collection
by Teletype Corporation
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eye 6,977
favorite 0
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Teletype Bulletin 1044, Issue 4 (November, 1940). Parts - Relays. For Teletype Line Relays RY-20 (Western Electric 215A), RY-28 (W.E. 215H), and RY-30 (W.E. 255A).
Topics: teletype, relays
Catalogs Collection
by The Cincinnati Milling Machine Company
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eye 5,699
favorite 1
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Operator's manual for the Cincinnati No. 2 Cutter and Tool Grinder (including machines having power table traverse). Publication No. M-1951-2. Supersedes M-737.
Topics: cutter grinders, tool grinders, sharpening
Catalogs Collection
by Kingsley Gold Stamping Machine Company
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eye 5,656
favorite 2
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Instructions for operating the Kingsley (brand) hot foil stamping machine.
Topics: hot foil stamping, gold foil stamping, printing
Catalogs Collection
by Robert C. Yates
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eye 5,629
favorite 8
comment 0
The mathematics of various curves, with an emphasis on their applications to models and linkages.
Topics: curves, linkages, mechanisms, mathematics
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders Sales Corporation
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eye 5,147
favorite 36
comment 0
The 1934 specimen book of American Type Founders.
Topics: typefounding, typography, type specimens, letterpress printing
Catalogs Collection
by Ludlow Typograph Company
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eye 4,676
favorite 27
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A specimen book of typefaces supplied as matrix fonts for the Ludlow Typograph Machine, a non-composing linecaster. This is the hardcover specimen book, produced in four editions (the first was an edition without letter designation which I believe is from June 1930, then there was an edition B, then an as-yet-unattested edition C, and finally this, edition D). This hardcover specimen book is distinct from the more common softcover or comb-bound abridged specimen book published under the name...
Topics: ludlow typograph, type specimen books
Catalogs Collection
texts
eye 4,616
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Basic adjustments and an illustrated parts catalog for this machine. It is not really a full service manual.
Topics: tool grinding, cutter grinding, tool and cutter grinding
Catalogs Collection
by William Addison Dwiggins
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eye 4,161
favorite 16
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An essay in the form of a letter, expanded and edited for publication, from William Addison Dwiggins to Rudolph Ruzicka on the subject of typeface design. It is especially interesting because it explains Dwiggins' own process and goes slightly beyond abstract "design" and outlines the interactions between Dwiggins and the type development organization at Mergenthaler Linotype. "G," mentioned in the text, is Chauncey H. Griffith, typeface designer in his own right, but also...
Topics: dwiggins, typeface design, mergenthaler linotype, ruzicka, griffith
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders Company
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eye 3,484
favorite 22
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This is a very early (1893) American Type Founders Company specimen book comprised of offerings from its Cleveland Type Foundry branch. It does not mention ATF by name. It was digitized by Google Books from the University of Michigan copy. This version was assembled from page images from The Hathi Trust.
Catalogs Collection
by Lucien Alphonse Legros and John Cameron Grant
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eye 3,431
favorite 4
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Comprehensive survey of all forms of relief printing type, plates, etc. and the methods of and machines for their production. The most exhaustive work in English on the subject of typecasting machinery.
Topics: type, typefounding, typecasting, printing
Catalogs Collection
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eye 3,391
favorite 4
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This is the October 1923 issue of the American and English trade journal "Typewriter Topics" (Vol. 55, No. 2). It was published as "The 50th Anniversary Historical Number" to mark the 50th anniversary of the typewriter industry (not of the magazine itself) and consists largely of a long anonymous article entitled "A Condensed History of the Writing Machine: The Romance of Earlier Effort and the Realities of Present Day Accomplishments." The item reprinted here is...
Topic: typewriters
Catalogs Collection
by George Gorton Machine Company
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eye 3,177
favorite 1
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Gorton Form 1385-E. An instruction book and illustrated parts catalog for Gorton pantograph engraving machines such as the model 3-U. The book's date is 1950, but this copy was printed in 1956.
Catalogs Collection
by Los Angeles Type Founders, Inc.
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eye 3,026
favorite 23
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Type specimen book for Los Angeles Type Founders, undated but before 1978 based on material acquired with it.
Topics: typefounding, type, printing
Catalogs Collection
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US Army Technical Manual TM 9-3417-218-14&P, "Operator, Organizational, Direct Support and General Support Maintenance Manual Including Repair Parts list for Engraving Machine, Pantograph Model P1-2 (3417-00-973-9928) Lars Machine, Inc." April, 1984. In other words, it is the US Army version of the operator's manual and illustrated parts list for the Gorton P1-2 "Pantomill" pantograph engraving machine.
Topics: gorton, lars, pantograph, engraving
Catalogs Collection
by John Jacob Holtzapffel
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eye 2,684
favorite 8
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This is Volume 5 of the work "Turning and Mechanical Manipulation" by Charles Holtzapffel and John Jacob Holtzapffel. The volume title for this volume is "The Principles and Practice of Ornamental or Complex Turning." (London: Published for the Author by Holtzapffel and Co., 1884.) This is the central work of the field of Ornamental Turning.
Topic: ornamental turning
Catalogs Collection
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eye 2,607
favorite 23
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Type specimen book for foundry metal type issued by the Neon Type Division of Typefounders of Chicago (itself a trade name of Castcraft). Typefounders of Chicago acquired the Neon Type Foundry (Pittsburgh) in 1959. This catalog has been uploaded to The Internet Archive in two parts (due to technical issues involving limited bandwidth); this is part 2. For part 1 see: http://www.archive.org/details/NeonTypeDivisionTypefoundersChicago1962pt1
Topics: typefounding, typecasting, type specimen
Catalogs Collection
by Barco Type Founders
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eye 2,548
favorite 23
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A specimen book (typeface catalog) from Barco Type Founders, Northlake, IL.
Topics: typecasting, typefounding, typography, printing
Catalogs Collection
by Central Type Foundry and Boston Type Foundry
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eye 2,503
favorite 32
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This specimen was produced at a point of great change in the American typefounding industry. The owners of the Central Type Foundry (Schraubstadter and St. John) had purchased the Boston Type Foundry in 1888. This specimen book, a joint effort of the two type foundries, is dated 1892. That is the year in which both companies were sold into the newly formed American Type Founders amalgamation. The bulk of the specimen book itself makes no reference to ATF. However, a final page (which is...
Topics: type, typefounding, type specimen books
Catalogs Collection
by Corona Typewriter Co., Inc.
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eye 2,466
favorite 5
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User's manual for the folding Corona typewriter. Printing code: 4-6645-150m-8-20
Topic: typewriter manual folding corona
Catalogs Collection
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eye 2,450
favorite 18
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Type specimen book for foundry metal type issued by the Neon Type Division of Typefounders of Chicago (itself a trade name of Castcraft). Typefounders of Chicago acquired the Neon Type Foundry (Pittsburgh) in 1959. This catalog has been uploaded to The Internet Archive in two parts (due to technical issues involving limited bandwidth); this is part 1. For part 2 see http://www.archive.org/details/NeonTypeDivisionTypefoundersChicago1962pt2
Topics: typefounding, typecasting, type specimen
Catalogs Collection
by United States Department of the Army
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eye 2,408
favorite 0
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U.S. Department of the Army Technical Manual TM 11-2215 and U.S. Department of the Air Force Technical Order TO.16-35TT5-6. Teletypewriters TT-5/FG and TT-6/FG [Teletype Model 15 Keyboard Send-Receive typebar page printing sets]. June, 1951, with Change No. 1. Description, unpacking, operating instructions, maintenance, field maintenance and repair, and shipment. Table of parts. Interoperation of American and British teletypewriters.
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Topics: teletype, teletypewriter, operation, maintenance and repair
The 1898 American Type Founders specimen book.It was digitized by Google Books from the New York Public Library copy. This version was assembled from page images from The Hathi Trust.
Topic: typefounding
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders
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eye 2,212
favorite 17
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A type specimen book for the Foundry Univers typeface, "Created and cast by Deberny et Peignot, Paris for ATF Type Division." (Elizabeth, NJ: American Type Founders Company, 1968.) Printing code: IP-5M-9-68.
Topics: typefounding, type
Catalogs Collection
by Ludlow Typograph Company
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eye 2,080
favorite 15
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"This booklet shows all the Ludlow typefaces produced since the publication of the bound specimen book in June 1930." That book ended with 28-M (Tempo Medium). This supplement includes the faces shown in the earlier booklet Ludlow Typefaces: A Supplement, November 1933 (http://www.archive.org/details/LudlowTypefacesASupplementNovember1933) and to this adds: 36-BIC (Mandate, 1934), and 37-B & 37-L (Eden Bold, Eden Light, 1934) [dates from McGrew] as well as new series within...
Topics: ludlow typograph, type specimen books
Catalogs Collection
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eye 1,912
favorite 5
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(NY: The Typophiles, 1946.) "Typophiles Chap Books XIII" Autobiographical account by Goudy, Includes a list of his types, a short introduction, and a description, with showing, of each type. Volume 1 of 2.
Topics: goudy, type, type design
Catalogs Collection
by H. B. Rouse and Company
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eye 1,909
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Catalog and Price List; Price List effective 1946-09-16. Composing room (and some Linotype/Intertype) equipment by H.B. Rouse and Company, Chicago. Includes the Rouse Composing Sticks, Cutters, the Rouse Band Saw, the Rouse Vertical Miterer, the Rouse Type Mortiser, the Rouse Sennett Positive Assembler (for linecasters), and other equipment.
Topics: composing room equipment, printing
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders
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eye 1,908
favorite 24
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Catalog of American Type Founders Company ornaments, special characters, initials, monograms, etc. for letterpress printing type. Edition TY-142. Printing code: 40M661LC (dating it to June 1961).
Topics: typefounding, type
Catalogs Collection
by Baltimore Type and Composition Corporation
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eye 1,877
favorite 19
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The 1929 type specimen book of the Baltimore Type and Composition Company ("Baltotype").
Topics: typefounding, letterpress printing, type specimen books
A comprehensive 1902 illustrated catalog of English letterpress printing and related equipment. This digital edition was scanned by Stephen O. Saxe from his copy, with additional image preparation by Dr. David M. MacMillan.
Topics: printing, lithography, letterpress, typefounding
Catalogs Collection
by Typefounders of Chicago, subsidiary of Castcraft
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eye 1,841
favorite 22
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A type specimen book of Typefounders of Chicago (a subsidiary of Castcraft). No date, but after 1943 (city zone codes) and before 1963 (no ZIP code); probably before 1959 (their acquisition of Neon Type). Brown cover showing a drawing of a matrix carrier and holder assembly for a Thompson Type Caster. Also contains information on their sorts and line service. Also contains type imported by Amsterdam Continental.
Topics: typecasting, typefounding, type specimens, typography
Catalogs Collection
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eye 1,832
favorite 1
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The installation and operation manual for the Chandler and Price "Craftsman" series of platen printing presses in the 10x15 and 12x18 sizes. Regrettably, the original from which I made this digitization is incomplete (it is missing pp. 15-18). A complete version of this same manual, in a different digitization, is online at Boxcar Press ( http://www.boxcarpress.com/community/flywheel.html ). That version, however, is at a lower resolution and looks as if it might have been done from a...
Topics: printing, presses, chandler, price, platen
Catalogs Collection
by Addressograph Company
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eye 1,828
favorite 0
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Operating instructions, illustrated parts list, and specimen type styles for the 44 character and the 56 or 80 character Model G1 Graphotype machines. The Graphotype was a machine for embossing the address printing plates used in the Addressograph system of address and mailing list management. The Model G1 was a manually operated keyboardless machine. This book also includes an advertisement for the Model G2 electrically operated keyboardless machine.
Topic: graphotype, addressograph, office automation, mailing
Catalogs Collection
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eye 1,815
favorite 8
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Type specimen book and price list of Acme Type Foundry (Chicago), Catalog No. 6 dated July 15, 1947.
Topics: typefounding, typecasting, typography, printing
Catalogs Collection
by Ludlow Typograph Company
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eye 1,785
favorite 26
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A collection of examples of the use of ornaments cast by the Ludlow Typograph Machine. Undated but probably 1930s.
Topics: ludlow typograph, linecasting, typography, ornaments
Catalogs Collection
by Bernard Lewis
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eye 1,774
favorite 2
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Lewis, Bernard. Behind the Type: The Life Story of Frederic W. Goudy. (Pittsburgh, PA: Department of Printing, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1941). Also contains "The Ethics and Aesthetics of Type and Typography" by Goudy, "an address delivered at Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, February 12, 1938."
Topics: type, typography, matrix engraving, goudy
Catalogs Collection
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eye 1,761
favorite 0
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The operation and service manual, and illustrated parts list, for the Model M Ludlow Typograph noncomposing linecaster.
Topics: linecasting, ludlow, printing
Catalogs Collection
by Ralph C. Coxhead Corporation
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eye 1,753
favorite 3
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Typewriter typeface specimen book for the Vari-Typer machine, 1946.
Topics: vari-typer, varityper, typewriter, type specimens
Catalogs Collection
by The Inland Printer Company
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eye 1,669
favorite 5
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This is the scan done by Google of the University of Michigan copy of Volume 7 of The Inland Printer, ID mdp.39015086781328. It has been assembled from the page images presented by The Hathi Trust. (Please note that although I've set the "publisher" field here to CircuitousRoot so as to link it with other items uploaded, the real work of this digital reprint was done by Google, The University of Michigan, and The Hathi Trust.)
Topic: printing
Catalogs Collection
by Cade Type Foundry
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eye 1,653
favorite 22
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Type specimen book from the Cade Type Foundry, a private typefoundry. Published by the foundry and The Juniper Press, Winchester, MA. This was the private press and the private typefoundry of Philip Cade.
Topics: type, typefounding, type specimen books
Catalogs Collection
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eye 1,637
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The packet of instructions which shipped with the Model 10 Royal typewriter. This includes the 8-page booklet "Instructions for the Care and Use of the Royal Typewriter Model 10" (publication A-100),the envelope in which these instructions shipped (which contains printed upon it "Instructions for Unpacking," form [B?]-185),and a folded sheet of quick instructions entitled "Yout Might Just As Well Save this Money For Yourself". This literature is not dated but is...
Topic: typewriters
Catalogs Collection
by The Kelsey Company
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eye 1,572
favorite 5
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Kelsey Printers' Supply Book. (Meriden, CT:The Kelsey Company, 1946-1949). Catalog of printing supplies, including type and presses, manufactured and/or sold by The Kelsey Company. "Everything for the printer."
Topics: printing, printing presses, printing supplies, printing type
Catalogs Collection
by The Sigwalt Manufacturing Company
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eye 1,544
favorite 0
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"Instruction Book and Catalog (No. 21) Covering the Printing Presses, Type and Supplies Manufactured and Sold by the Sigwalt Mfg. Co." (On cover: "Printing Presses, Type and Supplies and How to Use Them") Chicago: Sigwalt Mfg. Co., [no date, but clearly 1930s or earlier]. It covers the "Chicago" and "Ideal" tabletop printing presses.
Topic: printing presses
Catalogs Collection
by George Gordon Machine Company
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eye 1,533
favorite 1
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Gorton Form 1385 (original version, from 1935). An instruction book and illustrated parts catalog for Gorton pantograph engraving machines such as the model 3-U.
Catalogs Collection
by California Type Foundry
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eye 1,528
favorite 6
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Specimen book by the California Type Foundry (San Francisco). This was a 20th century typefoundry ("since 1941") not to be confused with the 19th century typefoundry of the same name. This specimen is undated, but contains a price increase stamp effective April 1, 1947. The typefaces shown are primarily Lanston Monotype faces.
Topics: typefounding, california
Catalogs Collection
by Robert C. Yates
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eye 1,521
favorite 1
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A detailed workbook in Compass and Straightedge constructions and in mechanical linkages.
Topics: compass and straightedge, linkages, mechanisms, mathematics
Catalogs Collection
by Detroit Type Foundry
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eye 1,519
favorite 7
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Type specimen book. Undated, but bearing a price increase notice effective 1951-01-01. Also advertises sorts service, reproduction proofs, reverse repros, transparencies, line service, composition services in Linotype and Monotype, and creative & advertising typography.
Topics: type, typefounding, type specimen books
Catalogs Collection
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eye 1,471
favorite 1
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The instruction manual, with oiling chart and parts list, for the Chandler & Price Model N platen printing press. Sizes 8x12, 10x15, and 12x18. No date, but the printing code on it, "2M-12-61", strongly suggests a date of December 1961. It was printed using a city zone code (introduced 1943) rather than a ZIP code (introduced 1963). C&P Document ID either "PI-102" or "Pl-102". Thanks are due to Paul Aken, proprietor of The Platen Press Museum in Zion, IL,...
Topics: printing presses, printing
Catalogs Collection
by Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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eye 1,453
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Mergenthaler Linotype Company Catalog No. 52, Casting and Driving Mechanisms. For Linotype Models 5, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33,34, 35, 36. Brooklyn,NY: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, 1957.
Topics: linotype, parts catalog, parts book, linecasting, typesetting, machine
Catalogs Collection
by Lanston Monotype Machine Company
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eye 1,451
favorite 15
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A typographical specimen booklet containing borders and ornaments for casting on the Lanston Monotype Composition Caster, Lanston Monotype Type-Caster, Lanston Monotype Giant Caster and Monotype-Thompson Type-Caster. This booklet is from a Lanston Monotype specimen book (binder) bearing the general title "Monotype Type Faces." It is undated, but based on internal evidence elsewhere in the binder it is from the late 1930s or early 1940s.
Catalogs Collection
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eye 1,450
favorite 5
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One-line specimen book for American Type Founders (ATF) typefaces. Edition: TY-111. Printing code: 60M155LC (dating it to January 1955). Thanks are due to Jenny Addison, proprietor of Lock and Key Press (http://lockandkeypress.wordpress.com/ ) for making this document available.
Topics: typefounding, type
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders Company
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eye 1,426
favorite 23
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A supplementary type specimen booklet which was distributed with (in a pocket in) at least some copies of the 1941 edition of the American Type Founders' Book of American Types. Thanks are due to Jenny Addison, proprietor of Lock and Key Press (http://lockandkeypress.wordpress.com/ ) for preserving this material and making it available.
Topic: typefounding
Catalogs Collection
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eye 1,386
favorite 4
comment 1
(NY: The Typophiles, 1946.) "Typophiles Chap Books XIV" Autobiographical account by Goudy, Continues the descriptions, with showings, of each of his types. Also contains "A Bibliogrpahy of the Published Writings of Frederic W. Goudy" by George L. McKay. Also contains a note about the book by Paul A. Bennett. Volume 2 of 2.
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Topics: goudy, type, type design
Catalogs Collection
by Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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eye 1,385
favorite 4
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A specimen book of ornamental border matrices and matrix slides for the Linotype composing linecaster. This entry contains the book divided into several smaller PDFs for ease of downloading. For the main entry for this book (which has more complete bibliographic information, contains caveats about known aesthetic issues in the scan and presents the entire book in a single large PDF for easier online reading) see:https://archive.org/details/LinotypeDecorativeMaterial1929 The best way to use this...
Topics: linotype, typography, specimen books
Catalogs Collection
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eye 1,363
favorite 10
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"Improved Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue, 1881: Presses and Tools and Printing Materials." (Boston: Golding & Co., 1881.) This digital edition was scanned by Stephen O. Saxe from his copy, with additional image preparation by Dr. David M. MacMillan. This catalogue is a part of An Archive of Amateur Press Catalogues. For a page linking to other catalogues in this archive, go to: https://archive.org/details/AnArchiveOfAmateurPressCatalogues
Topics: golding, printing presses, printing press, type
Catalogs Collection
by Barnhart Brothers and Spindler
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eye 1,362
favorite 9
comment 1
1907 type specimen book of the Barnhart Brothers and Spindler type foundry in Chicago. Assembled from scans presented by The Hathi Trust of the University of Michigan copy (Hathi Trust ID: mdp.39015019203291 ). This is the BB&S Specimen Book No. 9. It was issued in at least four versions, numbered "9", "9*", "9**", and "9***". This version says "SPECIMEN BOOK NO. 9" on its title page. Confusingly, though, the bibliographic record for it at...
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Topics: type, type specimens, typefounding
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders Company
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eye 1,353
favorite 8
comment 0
The 1900 American Type Founders specimen book.It was digitized by Google Books from the University of Michigan copy. This version was assembled from page images from The Hathi Trust.
Topic: typefounding
Catalogs Collection
by Ludlow Typograph Company
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eye 1,293
favorite 11
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"This supplement shows all Ludlow typefaces produced since the publication of the blue cloth-bound specimen book in June 1930." That specimen book ended with 28-M (Tempo Medium). This Supplement adds 30-L & 30-M (Karnak Light & Medium, 1931), 31-MIC (Mayfair Cursive, 1932), 34 (Umbra, 1932), and 35-EC (Lafayette Extra Condensed, 1932) as well as new series within existing families and new sizes within existing series.
Topics: ludlow typograph, type specimen books
Catalogs Collection
by R. Randolph Karch
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eye 1,289
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User-level operating procedures for the Ludlow Typograph, a noncomposing linecasting machine. Published in 1939 by the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics' Institute, Rochester, NY.
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Topics: ludlow, linecasting, printing, typograph
Catalogs Collection
by Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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eye 1,224
favorite 4
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A study of issues of legibility in type design in various circumstances (newspaper use, etc.) with particular reference to Mergenthaler Linotype faces in the "Legibility Group." The copyright date of this work is 1935. The printing code on this copy is "300.01-C-O-15X". The 'O' in this code works out to 1936.
Catalogs Collection
by Societe Typographique Belge (Ad. Wahlen et. Cie)
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eye 1,215
favorite 9
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1846 Belgian type specimen book.
Topics: type, typography, type specimens
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders Company
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eye 1,208
favorite 15
comment 0
1950 American Type Founders Company specimen booklet and price list. Printing code: 50M150LC.
Topic: typefounding
Catalogs Collection
by Baltotype
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eye 1,167
favorite 8
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1959 type specimen book by Baltotype (formerly the Baltimore Type and Composition Corporation).
Topics: typefounding, letterpress printing, type specimen books
Catalogs Collection
by Baltimore Type
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eye 1,157
favorite 10
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A 1965 catalog/specimen book of "handy boxes" of letterpress printing type by Baltotype (formerly the Baltimore Type and Composition Company).
Topics: typefounding, letterpress printing, type specimen books
Catalogs Collection
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eye 1,123
favorite 1
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This is edition 4220-H of the manual for the Steptoe brand of metalworking shaper.
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders
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eye 1,107
favorite 11
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Catalog of American Type Founders Company ornaments, special characters, initials, monograms, etc. for letterpress printing type. Edition TY-112. Printing code: 60M 255LC (dating it to February 1955). This catalog was distributed by various resellers of ATF type; in this instance it was distributed by the Graphic Arts Equipment Company (Chicago). Thanks are due to Jenny Addison, proprietor of Lock and Key Press (http://lockandkeypress.wordpress.com/ ) for making this document available.
Topics: typefounding, type
Catalogs Collection
by Warnery Frères
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eye 1,106
favorite 4
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This is the 1875 specimen book of letterpress printing type for newspaper and job printing, by the firm Warnery Frères. This specimen was digitized from the New York Public Library copy by Google. The version here was assembled from page images presented by The Hathi Trust, where it bears the identification nyp.33433006349835 The NYPL/Hathi bibliographic information gives its title as "Spécialité de caractères pour journaux et labeurs. Fantaisies noires--signes divers."
Topic: typefounding
Catalogs Collection
by Keuffel and Esser Company
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eye 1,103
favorite 0
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The instruction manual for Keuffel & Esser Compensating Polar Planimeters.
Topic: drafting
Catalogs Collection
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eye 1,094
favorite 5
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A catalog of printing machinery, equipment, and supplies as sold by the American Type Founders Company in 1897. It also includes a small selection of wood type and an extensive and informative section of Useful Information for Printers. This digital edition was scanned by Stephen O. Saxe from his copies, with additional image preparation by Dr. David M. MacMillan.
Topics: printing, printing machinery, american type founders, atf
Catalogs Collection
by Ludlow Typograph Company
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eye 1,064
favorite 10
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Booklet of specimens and showings of Christmas and holiday-season themed ornament matrices for the Ludlow Typograph Machine. Undated, but published prior to Ludlow's adoption of city zone codes (introduced 1943) in their publications.
Topics: linecasting, ludlow typograph, ornaments
Catalogs Collection
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eye 1,059
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Catalog of machines for producing lined (ruled) paper.
Topics: lined paper, ruled paper, ruling machines
Catalogs Collection
by Lanston Monotype Machine Company
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eye 1,050
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An index by series name and number of the Lanston Monotype display (Type-and-Rule) caster and Giant Caster matrices (14 point to 72 point) available for rental from the Lanston Monotype Machine Company. It does not cover "cellular" matrices for use in the Monotype Composition Caster and other machines.
Topics: typecasting, typefounding, matrix, matrices, type, typefaces, matrix fonts
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders
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eye 1,042
favorite 15
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Catalog of American Type Founders Company ornaments, special characters, initials, monograms, etc. for letterpress printing type. Edition TY-137. Printing code: 25M 657LC (dating it to June 1957; it also explicitly bears the date "June 1957").
Topics: typefounding, type
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders Company
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eye 1,042
favorite 16
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The 1909 supplement to the 1906 American Type Founders' specimen book. It was digitized by Google Books from the University of Michigan copy. This version was assembled from page images from The Hathi Trust. Note that there may be some confusion in the Hathi Trust catalog between the Supplement (of 1909) and the Supplement No. 2 (of 1911). This is the 1909 Supplement, identified as such on its title page and bearing the Hathi Trust identification code mdp.39015033591697.
Topic: typefounding
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders Company
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eye 1,040
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The 1911 Supplement No. 2 to the 1906 American Type Founders' specimen book. It was digitized by Google Books from the University of Michigan copy. This version was assembled from page images from The Hathi Trust. Note that there may be some confusion in the Hathi Trust catalog between the Supplement (of 1909) and the Supplement No. 2 (of 1911). This is the 1911 Supplement No. 2, identified as such on its title page and bearing the Hathi Trust identification code mdp.39015036947730.
Topic: typefounding
Catalogs Collection
by Charles Henry Chaplin
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(London: Percival Marshall & Co., [no date, but by 1914]) A general technical introduction to the field of ornamental turning. Percival Marshall was the founder and publisher of the magazine The Model Engineer.
Topic: ornamental turning
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by American Type Founders
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This is a type specimen booklet describing the American Type Founders' display gothic typefaces. This booklet was designed to be collected with others as Section A of a folder (not included here) collectively entitled "Specimen Selections of ATF Leading Type Faces."
Topics: typefounding, type
Catalogs Collection
by Miller Saw-Trimmer Company
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Catalog for Miller brand printers saws ("saw-trimmers").
Topics: printers saw, composing room equipment, printing
Catalogs Collection
by F. H. McCall
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A third-party manual "Giving Detailed Instructions of the Proper Adjustment and Care of the Linotype."
Topics: linotype, linecasting, printing
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders
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One-line specimen book for American Type Founders (ATF) typefaces. This copy includes a tipped-in specimen announcing the typeface "Americana." Printing code: TY-154 EP20M 11-66.
Topics: typefounding, type
Catalogs Collection
by Intertype Company
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A booklet listing then-current Intertype Company (division of Harris-Intertype Corporation) linecasting matrices, with matrix identification information. Printing code: 42a 16669. 2-58 1M. The scan of this booklet is incomplete; I missed pages 63 and 89. Thanks are due to Dave Seat of Hot Metal Services for preserving this booklet and making it available (though of course he is not responsible for the fact that I missed two pages when scanning it).
Topics: Linotype, matrices, linecasting
Catalogs Collection
by Hjorth Lathe and Tool Company
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A catalog for the Hjorth brand of precision bench lathes.
Catalogs Collection
by Frederic W. Goudy
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Volume 1, No. 4 (Autumn, 1934) of the occasional journal "Ars Typographica," edited by Frederic W. Goudy. This number contains Goudy's article "Type Design: A Homily." With an original insert from the Continental Typefounders Association offering Goudy's types for sale (this was Melbert B. Cary's company; despite its name it was an importer and reseller of types, not an actual typefoundry). The volume/issue numbering of Ars Typographica is confusing. Goudy started it, and...
Topics: type, matrix engraving
Catalogs Collection
by Harry F. Duncan
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An un-illustrated third-party operator's guide to the Ludlow Typograph Machine.
Topics: ludlow typograph, linecasting, slugline composition, letterpress printing
Catalogs Collection
by Ludlow Typograph Company
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Specimen book of ornamental and miscellaneous matrices for the Ludlow Typograph. Undated, but published after the introduction of city zone codes (1943) and before Ludlow's adoption of ZIP codes (introduced 1963) for its publications.
Topics: linecasting, ludlow typograph
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders Company
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The 1911 Supplement No. 2 to the 1906 American Type Founders' specimen book. It was digitized by Google Books from the New York Public Library copy. This version was assembled from page images from The Hathi Trust.
Topic: typefounding
Catalogs Collection
by Lanston Monotype Machine Company
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The adjustment and operation of the Thompson typecaster, with a parts list illustrated with plates. 1956 edition. This covers the (American) Monotype-Thompson caster made by the Lanston Monotype Machine Company.
Topics: typecasting, typefounding, printing type
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders
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This is a type specimen booklet describing the American Type Founders' Spartan typeface family. Printing code: 50M1053SP (thus dating it to October 1953). Spartan was the Mergenthaler Linotype and ATF equivalent to Futura. This specimen does not contain Spartan Condensed (1953) or Spartan Bold (1955). This booklet was designed to be collected with others as Section C of a folder (not included here) collectively entitled "Specimen Selections of ATF Leading Type Faces."
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Topics: typefounding, type
Catalogs Collection
by The Kelsey Company
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A 24 page booklet (plus text on covers) advertising the printing presses and printing supplies manufactured and sold by The Kelsey Company, Meriden, CT. This is edition "50 1/4 Y". It bears no date, but was inscribed "July 25, 1950" on its cover.
Topics: printing presses, printing supplies, printing type
Catalogs Collection
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The Printer Manufacturing Co.'s "Illustrated Catalogue of Printing Presses and Printing Materials."  This is an 1874 catalog of printing presses, type, and supplies by what would later become the Golding & Company (they are listed here only as "Managers").  20 pages, plus covers. This digital edition was scanned by Stephen O. Saxe from his copy, with additional image preparation by Dr. David M. MacMillan. This catalogue is a part of An Archive of Amateur Press...
Topics: golding, pearl, printing press, pearl, diamond, printing press, printing presses
Catalogs Collection
by Ludlow Typograph Company
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"Supplement to the Typeface Book." (Chicago, IL: Ludlow Typograph Company, n.d.) This booklet was present in a pocket on the inside back cover of registered copy D-1140 of "Ludlow Typefaces," a specimen book of typefaces offered as matrix fonts for the Ludlow Typograph Machine, edition D. It may or may not belong with this particular specimen book, however, as its page numbers (245-254) overlap with D-1140 (which ends with pp. 245-248). The pages bearing the same numbers in...
Topics: ludlow typograph, type specimen books
Catalogs Collection
by Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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This is the installation, operation, and maintenance manual for the temperature controls and heaters of the Linotype "Comet Type" Electric Pot Type C-4 and "Universal Comet Type" Electric Pot Type G, equipped with Micro-Therm Temperature Controls and Lino-Therm heaters. This is the third edition. Printing code: 720.13.2-J-Nn-2X. The Comet Type electric pot was introduced in 1950 for the Linotype Comet model. The Universal Comet Type electric pot was introduced in 1959 and...
Topic: linotype, micro-therm, pot, heaters, comet
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders
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One-line specimen book for American Type Founders letterpress printing type. Printing code: TY-138 40M160LC, which identifies it as dating from January 1960.
Topics: typefounding, type
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders
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One-line specimen book for American Type Founders (ATF) typefaces. This is a 1969 reprint of edition TY-154; it appeared earlier in at least 1966 (see http://www.archive.org/details/ATFHandyTypeIndexTY154 )
Topics: typefounding, type
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"Parts Catalog for Assembling and Distributing Mechanisms for Blue Streak Linotypes Models 5, 29, 30, 31, 32." Catalog No. 51. The digitization of this Catalog is in two parts; this is part 1 (through page 233). See http://www.archive.org/details/LinotypePartsCatalogNo51AssemblingDistributingPt2 for part 2 of this digitization. This present Catalog is the companion volume to "Linotype Parts Catalog No 52 Casting and Driving Mechanisms" (1957).
Topics: linotype, parts catalog, parts book, linecasting, typesetting, machine
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by Ottmar Mergenthaler and Company
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"Illustrated Catalogue of Linotype Parts Manufactured and Sold By Ott. Mergenthaler & Co." (Baltimore, MD: Ott. Mergenthaler & Co., 1898). This is a catalogue produced by Ottmar Mergenthaler's own machine shop in Baltimore after his falling-out with the New York based syndicate which became the Mergenthaler Linotype Company. Because the NY company controlled the basic Linotype patents, only they could manufacture complete machines. Mergenthaler's own company manufactured both...
Topics: ottmar mergenthaler, linotype
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by J. W. Daughaday and Company
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"How to Print: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Celebrated Model Printing Press." (Philadelphia, PA: J. W. Daughaday and Company, Circa 1880.) This digital edition was scanned by Stephen O. Saxe from his copy, with additional image preparation by Dr. David M. MacMillan. This catalogue is a part of An Archive of Amateur Press Catalogues. For a page linking to other catalogues in this archive, go to: https://archive.org/details/AnArchiveOfAmateurPressCatalogues
Topic: printing press
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders
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American Type Founders one-line type specimen book for 1953. Printing code 50M953LC.
Topic: typefounding
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by C. B. Nelson and Company
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Instruction manual for the "Cost Cutter" brand of printers' saws manufactured by C. B. Nelson & Company (Chicago). It includes an illustrated price list of supplies, but as this particular printing was intended for shipping overseas, the prices themselves are omitted. This manual was printed without a date, but clearly dates from the 1920s or 1930s.
Topics: printers saw, composing room equipment
Catalogs Collection
by Benjamin O. Woods and Company
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A catalog and type specimen book for the "Novelty" line of small printing presses manufactured by Benjamin O. Woods & Co. and intended for amateur printers and small businesses. This digital edition was scanned by Stephen O. Saxe from his copy, with additional image preparation by Dr. David M. MacMillan. This catalogue is a part of An Archive of Amateur Press Catalogues. For a page linking to other catalogues in this archive, go to:...
Topics: woods, novelty press, printing presses, type